While major waste companies promote landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) projects that purport to capture methane released from landfills and convert it to electricity, a better solution lies in organics recycling. As part of a 21st century resource recovery infrastructure, organics recycling diverts methane-generating waste from landfills and has the potential to significantly curtail dangerous landfill methane emissions in the near term and going forward, create quality employment in the organics recycling and clean energy industries—allowing a truly sustainable and renewable source of energy to thrive

This report, in partnership with Recycling Works (a project of GAIA and the Teamsters) and the Sierra Club, examines why organics recycling is an alternative that prevents greenhouse gases and creates jobs.